Doctor's Note

To see more on the health benefits of apple consumption, check out these videos:
Apple Skin: Peeling Back Cancer
Dried Apples, Dates, Figs or Prunes for Cholesterol?

And check out my other videos on fruit

For more context, check out my associated blog posts: The Best Foods: test your nutrition knowledge, and Dr. Greger’s Natural Nausea Remedy Recipe.

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  • Michael Greger M.D.

    Please feel free to post any ask-the-doctor type questions here in the comments section and I’d be happy to try to answer them. And check out the other videos on fruit. Also, there are 1,449 other subjects covered in the rest of my videos–please feel free to explore them as well!


    Havebeen on vegan diet for a year. How do I know if I am having enough protein. I have not paid much attention to protein content of food.

  • blacksax4

    This is great. Easy way to choose a variety when shopping. Could you please do videos, or at least a list of the antioxidant levels in different varieties of oranges (or related fruits) like clementines, tangerines, tangelo, blood oranges etc? And tomatoes (plum, grape, cherry etc). And other foods where there are similar options. That would be wonderful. I love these videos so much.

  • RatDoctor

    Is there more antioxidants per apple or percent? I love Galas and Fujis but they’re about half the size of a Granny Smith (which I also love but can’t find organic around here)

  • Michael Greger M.D.

    For some context, please check out my associated blog post The Best Foods: Test Your Nutrition Knowledge!

  • kathryn

    In the final ratings, did you mean to say “Honeycrisp” and not “McIntosh”?

  • lovestobevegan

    Apples rank #1 in the “dirty dozen: 12 foods to eat organic” so try to purchase organic.
    View the Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce here:

  • tavit

    haha idared was my guess, because it’s sounds like “ideal red” :)

  • ersc

    Interesting, I’ve never seen an Idared in any stores or farmer’s markets, even in orchards. I’ll eat a red delicious now and then, although they’re by far the most hit-or-miss apple.

  • Sebastian Tristan

    My favorite is still Red Delicious. =)

  • Karel

    What about the Pendragon apple?
    Was it included in the study?

  • Eric Salisbury

    I wonder how my favorite apple the Heirloom Arkansas Black measures up.

  • Olivia

    I’m sitting here right now eating my Fuji apple while watching this video ooo lol

  • What about sugar-apples (Annona squamosa)?

  • Moneybags

    I don’t think antioxidant level should be the only metric by which you would measure the “healthiest” apple.

  • susan

    what about Rome and Winesap? Not on this list

  • Steve

    I was comparing this to my memory of a list of apples by sweetness that is in my local supermarket’s produce section. There seems to be an inverse correlation between sweetness and anti-oxidant level.